The contents were now a boilerplate AT&T copyright notice claiming intellectual ownership of the otherwise still empty file

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: lawrence@krubner.com

If the law allows a company to copyright an empty file, then the law should be changed:

In a 1984 version of Unix, things started heating up, and true grew to 276 bytes. The contents were now a boilerplate AT&T copyright notice claiming intellectual ownership of the otherwise still empty file.

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